- Federal, State, District, County: 2012 Candidates' Guide for Primary and General Election
- Local Government Candidates (City, School District, Water District, Other)
- 2012 Candidate's Guide
- Offices up for Election in 2012
- Federal Court Orders
- Federal Court Orders Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- June 26, 2012 Federal Court Order on Procedures for Vacancies in Nomination (PDF)
- March 19, 2012 Amended Federal Court Order on Election Schedule (PDF)
- March 1, 2012 Federal Court Order on Changes to Election Schedules and Code Necessary (PDF)
- March 1, 2012 Federal Court Order on Election Schedule and Provisions Necessary (PDF)
- February 28, 2012 Federal Court Order on Redistricting (PDF)
- February 28, 2012 Federal Court Order on Conventions (PDF)
- February 2, 2012 Federal Court Order (PDF)
- January 28, 2012 Federal Court Order (PDF)
- December 16, 2011 - Court Order on new Primary/Runoff Election dates (PDF)
- December 14, 2011 - Primary filing deadline extension - Federal Court Order (PDF)
- November 7, 2011 - Amended Federal Court Orders Regarding the 2012 Elections - Document 57 | Document 489 (PDF)
- September 29, 2011 - Federal Court Order on Redistricting affecting counties (PDF)
We are publishing the 2012 Guide for educational purposes; please note that certain changes are pending preclearance by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Our staff remains available to answer individual calls, emails, and letters. Or, see if we have answered your question at our frequently asked questions.
If you wish to review bills from the 2011 session, you may wish to review
Campaign Finance: For information about campaign finance filings:
- Texas Ethics Commission, non-federal offices, (512) 463-5800
- Federal Elections Commission, federal offices, (800) 424-9530
If you wish to review past candidates’ guides (2010) for a general overview of the procedures, they are archived on our website.
The offices listed are offices that were scheduled for a full term. For example, for most four-year offices, you will get a better general idea of what is on the ballot in 2014 from looking at the 2010 Guide. However, in an individual county, you might have an office on the ballot for an unexpired term (i.e., a partial term) if there was a recent vacancy.
Guidance for local government candidates is available at the Laws and Procedures pages under Conducting Your Elections for the following categories:
Forms are also available at the Forms Index.
You can also view the following calendars:
- Important 2011 Election Dates
- November 2011 Calendar
- Important 2012 Election Dates
- New Important 2013 Election Dates
For campaign finance questions, contact the Texas Ethics Commission, non-federal offices, at (512) 463-5800.